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Just arrived from Tackle Warehouse - What size hooks would you use to rig them? #12778947
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I just received these from Tackle Warehouse.

One is a 9 inch Big Hammer and the other is 6.5" Luck E Strike Bass Magic.

These are my first paddle tail swimbaits to try out.

I have fished with 7inch flukes on a 5/0 offset worm hook.

What size and style hooks would you used for these?

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Re: Just arrived from Tackle Warehouse - What size hooks would you use to rig them? [Re: ChristopherWayne] #12778986
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Sounds small. I throw mag flukes on a 6 or 7/0 ewg monster. That should be adequate for either of those as well. Might be a hair big for the luck-e probably do a 6 if you wanted one for both.

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Re: Just arrived from Tackle Warehouse - What size hooks would you use to rig them? [Re: ChristopherWayne] #12779021
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WackySenko,

Do you use a screw in style hook?

Re: Just arrived from Tackle Warehouse - What size hooks would you use to rig them? [Re: ChristopherWayne] #12779116
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6/0 on the bassmagic 8/0 on the big hammer


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Re: Just arrived from Tackle Warehouse - What size hooks would you use to rig them? [Re: ChristopherWayne] #12779166
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Owner Beast EWG screwlock swimbait hook for all my soft plastic swimbaits regardless of size or style. Personally I agree with above sizes that a 6/0 for the 6-1/2" Bassmajic and an 8/0 for the Big Hammer. A 9-1/2" swimbait is usually a big heavy bodied bait that might normally require even a 10/0 Beast swimbait hook but that Big Hammer actually looks like a smaller bodied lighter swimbait. Also I like a belly weighted swimbait hook almost always and for every application. Helps ALL brand swimbaits swim upright. Match the weight to the depth you are targeting. Very light 1/16-1/4oz on swallow weedy shoreline cover to much heavier belly weighted hooks for deeper off shore presentations. Invest a little and get various sizes and weights in your Beast swimbait hooks so you can change and adapt to different sized baits to different depths.


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I would add my recommendation to the Owner Beast EWG screwlock hook.

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I prefer at least 7/0 with baits that large myself.

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Have any of you ever used lead tape to add weight to a hook for soft swim baits?

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Originally Posted By: Freecobasser
I would add my recommendation to the Owner Beast EWG screwlock hook.


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Re: Just arrived from Tackle Warehouse - What size hooks would you use to rig them? [Re: ChristopherWayne] #12782898
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Originally Posted By: ChristopherWayne
Have any of you ever used lead tape to add weight to a hook for soft swim baits?



Yes but not much anymore since weighted swimbait hooks came out. I'll use suspen-strips when I'm in between weights on the hook size I need.


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My 6/0 and 8/0 Shimmer Swimmers will work like a champ on them.

https://www.flatlandscustomtackle.com/store/p61/_Shimmer_Swimmer.html


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